5 p.m. on TCM, Movie: ‘‘Rome, Open City’’ — Directed by Roberto Rossellini, this 1946 drama stars Marcello Pagliero as a Resistance fighter during the Second World War. When the Nazis occupy Rome, he needs to get out of town and seeks the help of his friend’s fiancee (Anna Magnani). In turn, she relies on a priest (Aldo Fabrizi) to get the man out of the country. This is a wonderful film that tells how average people tried to save a life.
5 p.m. on NGC, ‘‘Ghost Ships of the Black Sea: Revealed’’ — Dr. Robert Ballard returns to a miraculously well-preserved Byzantine shipwreck using state-of-the-art technology and a robot known as Hercules. His plan is to excavate two shipwrecks for the first time ever, including one of the most pristine ancient vessels ever found.
8 p.m. on 10, ‘‘Kitchen Nightmares’’ — In the new episode ‘‘Mill Street Bistro, Part 2,’’ Gordon continues butting heads with Joe, the Ohio eatery’s stubborn owner. He’s actually taking pride in his ability to shoot Gordon down, and Gordon is ready to walk out the door. It’s going to take more than a menu makeover and some new decor to turn this place around.
8 p.m. on (CW), ‘‘Nikita’’ — Amanda (Melinda Clarke) plans to kidnap Ari’s (Peter Outerbridge) son Stefan (Dylan Minnette) to use as leverage in her effort to gain control of the black box. Ari asks for Nikita’s (Maggie Q) help, but she and Amanda are both captured by Stefan’s bodyguard. Michael (Shane West) angers Owen (Devon Sawa) by making Alex (Lyndsy Fonseca) Nikita’s backup.
9 p.m. on 5, 8, ‘‘Grimm’’ — As Nick (David Giuntoli) struggles with the consequences of learning about Juliette and Renard (Bitsie Tulloch, Sasha Roiz), he’s assigned to investigate his own crime. The search for the key heats up, and Renard forges an unexpected alliance.
9 p.m. on (CW), ‘‘Cult’’ — Jeff (Matt Davis) discovers that Nate had been hosting a role-playing game in which players re-enact scenes from the ‘‘Cult’’ television show. As he and Skye (Jessica Lucas) try to determine which scene the players will take on next, E.J. (Stacy Farber) searches Nate’s computer and discovers he’s been active online.’
9 p.m. on STARZ, ‘‘Spartacus: War of the Damned’’ — Gannicus (Dustin Clare) is trapped behind enemy lines during Crassus’ (Simon Merrells) assault on the rebel-occupied city. On his father’s orders, Tiberius (Christian Antidormi) must hold a celebration for someone he detests.